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Join Rabbi Larry Pinsker in a discussion of Science Fiction and Judaism, looking at religious and philosophical imaginings flowing hidden in nearly all science fiction. Using short SF stories and some films, Jewish source texts and contemporary events,we'll discuss, messiahs, human perfection, the Turing test, artificial intelligence, alienns, alienation, time travel,what is God and whose God is bigger and a universe of topics.
Shabbat Service 9:30 AM ; Kiddush 10:30 AM ; SF & Judaism Class 10:45 AM -12:30 PM (food permitted during class)
The Jewish Museum of Maryland will host a major traveling exhibit, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage from October 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018. The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials.
Returning for its 5th anniversary season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market! Starting from Thanksgiving and running until Christmas Eve (November 23rd – December 24th, 2017), a large variety of weekday and weekend events designed to please young and old await to be explored!
Thursdays-Sundays Nov. 16th-Dec 17th. (8pm Thurs-Fri, 7pm Sat-Sun.) In this remount of the hit immersive theater experience by Submersive Productions, you are invited to the Grand Opening of H.T. Darling's new exhibit of artifacts from the planet New Galapagos. By interacting with the curious inhabitants of the museum, the building, and the exhibition itself, each audience member must choose their own path through the evening's strange events.
AVAM's newest one-man show, "Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle At Midnight," is in celebration of one of America's most prominent visionary artists. Curated from 50+ Wagner masterpieces recently gifted to the museum by Gene and Linda Kangas, this show will also include two of Reverend Wagner's largest works, donated to AVAM's permanent collection ten years ago by Pat Handal.
For 40 years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from free jazz to his family’s quilting tradition. In the 1980s, Loving broke free of the flat image, using heavy rag paper to make three dimensional collages in brilliant colors. Spiral Play features 12 of these collages, some of them monumental in scale. The work is radical, beautiful, and deeply human. In the artist’s words, “I chose the spiral as a symbol of life’s continuity. It became an overall wish for everyone.”
Fabergé eggs, some of the most exquisite and innovative objects ever created, continue to fascinate with their beauty and complexity. This dazzling exhibition features 70 works of art including the Walters’ two Fabergé Easter eggs, alongside an array of gold and silver vessels, luxurious jewelry, enamels, carved stones, and icons that illuminates the beauty, technical sophistication, and artistry of Russian crafts.
Los Angeles-based artist and 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby will debut a suite of new paintings that draw upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, maintaining ties to her family in Nigeria, and building relationships in America. Layers of paint, fabric, and photographic transfers not only energize the interiors and figures depicted in the artist’s works, but serve as a metaphor for the complex merging of relationships and cultural backgrounds that contribute to Akunyili Crosby’s sense of self.
e of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America takes center stage on Sunday, October 1, when the Walters Art Museum opens its new installation Arts of Asia. The dramatic display offers a rich exploration of artistic traditions from diverse cultures and regions across India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. The stunning array of more than 150 works spanning 2,000 years includes 30 objects that have never been on view.
Join NAMI Metro Baltimore and Dr. Lisa Jordan for an engaging presentation on the interaction between substance use and mental health and wellness. Learn about the stages of recovery and different models of healing. Be sure to bring questions for an educational Q&A session following her presentation.
With stories as our guide, young actors utilize narrative structure as a story map for dramatic journey. Identifying key elements of each tale, bringing characters to life, and using the conflicts and themes for independent and group creation, each class features a new tale to tackle! Using all elements of the performing arts from dance, music, drama, and design, this class excites imaginations. The final class Story Explorers share highlights of their travels for family and friends. This session—Character Circus: Favorite characters collide in this one-of-a-kind circus!
After Fabergé is an exhibition of 5 large-scale digital prints by artist Jonathan Monaghan. A digital animator by training, Monaghan creates finely-crafted, virtual versions of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs, two of which are in the Walters’ collection. After Fabergé runs concurrently with Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition at the Walters November 12, 2017 – June 24, 2018.
The third iteration of the Commons Collaboration kicks off with an exciting project from Baltimore-based artist Phaan Howng in collaboration with Blue Water Baltimore. For this project, Howng creates an immersive environment with intense, unnatural colors inspired by toxic waste. Through her partnership with Blue Water Baltimore, Howng will highlight local environmental issues and create a space and suite of programs to raise awareness about Baltimore's waterways.
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